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Current affairs of 15 August 2020 by gkrecall


Current Affairs Of 15 August 2020

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS


MoS for External Affairs: India Signs MoU with Nigeria on Space Cooperation

Government of India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on space cooperation with the Federal government of Republic of Nigeria at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria.

About Nigeria:
President– Muhammadu Buhari
Capital– Abuja
Currency– Nigerian naira


India Granted USD 500 mn Aid for Maldives Connectivity Project & USD 250 mn as Budgetary Support


India has granted a US$250 million as budgetary support and US$500 million for the 6.7 Km Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) during a virtual conversation between India’s Union Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Maldivian Counterpart Abdulla Shahid.

About Maldives:
Capital– Male
Currency– Maldivian rufiyaa
President– Ibrahim Mohamed Solih



India aims to Achieve Zero Road Fatalities by 2030: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari


About Ministry of Road Transport and Highways:
Union Minister – Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Minister of State (MoS) – General Vijay Kumar Singh



Odisha retains Top Position in Implementation of AMRUT Scheme


Odisha has retained top position in the implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

About Odisha:
Capital – Bhubaneswar
Chief Minister – Naveen Patnaik
Governor – Ganeshi Lal




INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Around 818 million Children Across the World Lack Basic Hand Washing Facilities at their Schools: WHO & UNICEF Report

About UNICEF
Headquarters– New York, United States of America(USA)
Executive Director– Henrietta Holsman Fore



European Union to Provide 1.65 million euros in Humanitarian Aid Funding to Support Victims of South Asia Floods


The European Union (EU) will provide 1.65 million euros in humanitarian aid funding to support flood victims of South Asia most notably in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

BANKING & FINANCE



HDFC Bank Virtually Launched ‘Shaurya KGC Card’, a First-of-its-Kind Card for Indian Armed Forces 


Aditya Puri, Managing Director of HDFC Bank, launched digitally the 1st of its kind card, ‘Shaurya KGC(Kisan Gold Credit) Card’, a tri color themed card for Indian armed forces personnel, i.e, Army, Navy, Air force and Para military forces and their families. 

About HDFC Bank:
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Deepak S. Parekh
Tagline– We understand your world



APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS         

Former RBI Deputy Governor Subhash Sheoratan Mundra Appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd

About Indiabulls Group:
Headquarters – Gurugram



Indian Cricketer Harbhajan Singh Appointed as Brand Ambassador of eBikeGO


eBikeGO, Amritsar based e-mobility start-up appointed Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh as its brand ambassador for a year. He will help the company to upgrade itself and will also  have an active presence on the company’s website and campaigns across media.



SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Indian Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel Sarthak launched; Manufactured by Goa Shipyard Limited

It was launched by Ms. Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar.




IIT Ropar Developed “UVSAFE”, UVGI Based Room Disinfection Device


Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar(IIT-R) in collaboration with Momentum India Private Limited developed “UVSAFE”, a state of the art room disinfection device based on Singular Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation(UVGI)





OBITUARY

Veteran Malayalam Poet and Drama Writer Chunakkara Ramankutty Passed Away at 84


STATE NEWS

Assam Government to Launch ‘Orunodoi’ Scheme to provide Financial Assistance

Finance Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sharma announced that the Government of Assam will roll out the ‘Orunodoi’ Scheme, which will provide Financial Assistance of Rs. 830 per month through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme to around 17 Lakh Families in the state. 

About Assam:
Chief Minister – Sarbananda Sonowal
Governor – Jagdish Mukhi
Capital – Dispur


Delhi Govt Signed MoU with Bloomberg Philanthropies to Enhance Road Safety


In a bid to enhance road safety i.e. eliminate road accidents and create safe mobility for commuters, Kailash Gahlot, Delhi Transport Minister signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bloomberg Philanthropies